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Match of the 80s - Season 80-81

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The first from a six-part series, first broadcast by the BBC in 1997, in which Danny Baker takes a retrospective look back at the previous decade's football.

While the attention of league champions Liverpool is diverted towards regaining their European crown, Ipswich Town and Aston Villa fight out a close title race on the domestic front.

40 minutes

Steel City Blues

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Steel City Blues documenary

Steel City Blues is a forgotten 1984 documentary charting the promotion of Sheffield Wednesday FC to the top flight of English football, the old Canon First Division, and the struggles of the people of Sheffield as they adapt to new industries after the demise of the once dominant steel industry in the city.

30 Minutes

True Stories - Maradona

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1995 UK TV Documentary film on the life of Diego Maradona, football's most controversial super-star.

Over the course of his professional club career Maradona played for Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, and, most distinguishedly, SSC Napoli. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 World Cup where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player.

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